William J. Kershaw
Kershaw was born in County Antrim in what is now Northern Ireland. During the American Civil War, he served in the Union Army. Afterwards, Kershaw was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. He died in 1883.
Kershaw was a member of the Assembly from 1867 to 1868 and again in 1875. He was a member of the Senate from 1869 to 1870. Additionally, he was a delegate to the 1868 Republican National Convention.
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